Monday, November 15, 2010

Mid-November Monday

WHOA! Another month is half gone already. Is there any way to slow this totally out of control time warp down????

I had a busy weekend again. Miss 3 and Miss 7 stayed most of Friday and overnight. And then my other Little Miss 7, my son's child, arrived around 8 pm and stayed most of the day on Sunday. I do have something to show for it.

The girls took their art work home before I had a chance to take pix, so you will be missing out on the best of it, but I do have a couple of things to show you to give you a taste of what we were doing.

I had totally forgotten how much fun it is to play with acrylics, but on Sunday we made art using acrylics and credit cards and bottle caps and no brushes. What fun! Here is what I have to share:

I am quite pleased with them, but haven't decided just what to do with them from here. The first one is pretty tame, but nice, but the second one.....what a great face that turned out to be!
Later in the evening when I was sitting alone in the living I decided to try to sketch the lamp on the side table. I really like this lamp. I bought it at a second hand shop. It is a large jug with blueberries on it and the shade has a cut out design in it.

I am meeting a Calculus student at the coffee shop in Stockbridge later this morning and am hoping to hear from LK Ludwig with the code for her online book binding class. I am hoping to get a book bound later today and have it to show tomorrow.

I also have some house work to do, but the hubster won't be home from hunting camp for a couple more days so I am free to paint all day if I want. That is if I don't have any of my little Misses.



  1. Looks like you had fun painting without brushes, I like the results you got from it, both of them are terrific.

  2. Sounds like you're running at full speed but having some fun while do so. I love the abstract/background created in the first pix. The lamp drawing is very nice too.

    Does the bubble wrap or saran wrap work with acrylics? Something else to experiment with? I visited someone's blog whose teacher told her they had to make pictures with something they found in the landscape...she did some lovely "paintings" with a twig, a rock, a leaf, fingers, all done with black paint only...they were stunning!

  3. You and the little misses have so much art fun together! Nice little sketch of that really cute lamp! hugs, nancy

  4. Sound like you had a great play-date! The lamp is cute!

  5. Ahhh, what I miss most about art school; experimenting. I really like the one made with bottle caps, but the face is extraordinary indeed. Lamps are a great subject to sketch. I've seen so many unique ones. Nice work!